We were a large group hosted by long-time member Sally Robinson. We all met at the Flowering Bridge for a guided tour that Sally arranged for us. Afterwards we gathered at Sally's lovely home and enjoyed lunch while listening to the babbling creek in her backyard. The day was fantastic with beautiful fall weather.
The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is home to more than 2000 species of plants, lovingly tended by local volunteers. From the Bridge, visitors can look upstream to view the famous Chimney Rock, and downstream where the river flows into Lake Lure surrounded by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is always something to see as the plant and garden decorative displays change with the seasons. Visitors often comment on the unexpected blooms that appear at unusual times due to the isothermal microclimate of Hickory Nut Gorge. Even in the coldest months, festive lighting invites a walk across the Bridge both day and night. Our unique gardens are free and open to the public all year. The vast majority of the gardens are wheelchair accessible
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A Fun Day
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